airing cupboard
a warm cupboard to put newly washed clothes until they are completely dry
augur
prophet
baronet
a very low ranking title in the English honours system
bounders
dishonourable people
Caledonia
the ancient Roman name for Scotland
Camulodonum
the ancient Roman name for Colchester
carrion
dead bodies, particularly those of animals
cerebrations
thinking
consecrated ground
any place or space that has been liturgically blessed
consumption
an archaic name for pulmonary tuberculosis
crypt
a cellar underneath a church, often used as a burial vault
cucking stool
an instrument of punishment consisting of a chair in which an offender was strapped, to be mocked and pelted or ducked in water
dunderhead
numbskull
every man Jack
every single person; all of them/us
fiddle-pated
empty-headed
flibbertigibbet
flighty
Gaul
the Roman name for the western European region containing France, Luxembourg, Belgium, parts of Switzerland, northern Italy, and the Netherlands
ghoul
an evil demon, originally of Oriental legend, supposed to feed on human beings, and especially to rob graves, prey on corpses, etc
ghoul-gate
a portal, associated with a grave, through which ghouls may travel
Ghûlheim
city of the ghouls
ha’porth
a half-penny worth; not very much
johnny-come-latelies
new comers
juju
magical powers
lycanthrope
a werewolf or alien spirit in the physical form of a bloodthirsty wolf
masticating
chewing
mausoleum
a grand or impressive tomb
night-gaunt
black, winged creatures with horns, clawed hands and a long barbed tail
Nimini
variation of nimeni, a Romanian word meaning "nobody"
nummer
a pacifier
obduracy
stubbornness
pawnbroker's
a business that lends money with a valuable object (frequently jewellery) as collateral
pert
bold and cheeky
proconsul
a governor of a province in the Roman empire
revenant
a person who returns as a spirit after death; a ghost
right of abode
an entitlement to live in a particular place
sexton
an official of a church charged with taking care of the edifice and its contents, ringing the bell, etc., and sometimes with burying the dead
sleer
obsolete English word meaning "slayer"
susurrus
a soft murmuring or rustling sound; a whisper
tickety-boo
all in order
ululation
a howl or wail
unction
ointment
ware
beware